Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R vs 8x DVD-R - Price Difference?

Hi guys,

I was just wondering why there is such a price difference in buying TY 8x DVD+R vs DVD-R? On the few reputable sites out there, the price difference for a 100 pack cake box of the same type is about $10. The DVD+R is always MORE expensive. I was just wondering if anyone could shed any light on why this is? I am need of some high quality media and was about to purchase +R TY media, and then I saw the price difference. Is the -R quality less than the +R of the 8x TY? What do you guys recommend? Thanks.


I have no idea why the price difference. :doh:

Now I would still recommend T02 over TYG02, anytime. Not because it shows prettier PIE/PIF scans (though it does :bigsmile: ), but because I find them tougher, and more consistent in overall manufacturing quality.

TYG02 are fantastic discs in terms of burning quality, but go figure why, the odd unstable or fragile disc is much more likely to happen than with T02, at least in my experience. Also, T02 scratch resitance is better than TYG02’s one, once again, go figure why… :rolleyes:

I still consider T02s as the best “consumer grade” DVDR in terms of quality and consistency. For 8X -R, I prefer MCC (MCC 02RG20) over TY.

Just bought a cakebox (100) of T02. :slight_smile:

I find the 8x TY superior to the 16x TY - and my BenQs prefer +R media.

Thanks, it is good to know about the MCC 02RG20 for the -Rs. I guess I will get TY 8x for +R and Verbatim DataLifePLUS 8x for -R.

Still am not sure why such a price difference in TY +R vs TY -R. Any other theories?


I’m not sure why the price difference either, unless retailers read CDF and listen to us all go on about the T02s :wink:

My drives prefer the +R varieties as well :slight_smile:

Well, the price difference is interesting, but you will still end up with a quality disc, so I wouldn’t be bothered at all about the price difference if I was buying the media, because both + and - formats work equally well for me :slight_smile:

Yeah , surely CDF affected demand VS supply theory :bigsmile:

From the shop where i bought mine , the -R (printable) was more expensive - but only ~ US$2.00 per 100 discs.

I have not looked (in the UK) to find the cheapest for both types of 8x TY from different shops.

Just for reference here is what I am talking about. These are various online stores to buy from in the US. They are all for 8x TY 100 Pack.


DVD+R - $36 - http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=1733-100
DVD-R - $27 - http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=1736-100

Difference: $9


DVD+R - $48 - http://www.supermediastore.com/taiyo-yuden-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-plus-r-media.html
DVD-R - $35 - http://www.supermediastore.com/taiyo-yuden-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-r-media.html

Difference: $13


DVD+R - $55 - http://www.shop4tech.com/user.htm?go=view_item&id=2533&cata=1&s_cata=88
DVD-R - $47 - http://www.shop4tech.com/user.htm?go=view_item&id=2536&cata=1&s_cata=286

Difference: $8


DVD+R - $39 (not free shipping, so price will be even higher) - http://www.meritline.com/taiyo-yuden-8x-dvd-plus-r-silver-thermal.html
DVD-R - $32 (has free shipping) - http://www.meritline.com/taiyo-yuden-8x-dvd-r-silver-thermal.html

Difference: $7 + whatever shipping is on the +R

If one or two places had a difference I could maybe understand, but it seems like EVERY place (at least US wise), has this price difference. Weird.


I am surprised that this comes up again with no answers posted. I have burned tons of TY +R and -R in 12 different burners. In virtually all cases, the +R burns are better, close to perfect, and they are better in every single drive. In the case of -R, the burns are just average, in only rare cases do the errors get even close to the +R.

[I]I[/I] would have to conclude that the +R are better. I have never read a poster here who says the TYG02 are better. TY sells their “Valueline” at an even cheaper rate and the general assumption is that these are disc that are not up the the regular quality; none are +R, Valueline is exclusively -R.

Given the quality difference and given that this seems to be a universally accepted fact, it is no surprise that TY charges more. It is a basic rule of marketing.

I guess that must be the case. It looks like even for the 16x it is the same thing. So I guess T03 is better than TYG03. Still interesting that TY could master the DVD+R so well, but not so much that even the Premium of the DVD-R can’t match up.


Not so sure about that. Seems that it’s no a clear cut as it is for the 8X versions, in terms of homescans at least, I couldn’t decide which of the 16X versions was “better” (the quotes are there because in my book, PIE/PIf homemade scans certainly don’t tell everything about a disc’s quality).